|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|By evil report and good report|
II Corinthians. VI. 8.
|Ill news is wingd with fate, and flies apace.|
DrydenThrenodia Augustalis. L. 49.
|Where village statesmen talkd with looks profound,|
And news much older than their ale went round.
GoldsmithThe Deserted Village. L. 223.
|It is good news, worthy of all acceptation, and yet not too good to be true.|
Matthew HenryCommentaries. I Timothy. I. 15.
|Stay a little, and news will find you.|
|What, what, what,|
Whats the news from Swat?
Comes by the cable; led
Through the Indian Oceans bed,
Through the Persian Gulf, the Red
Sea, and the Med-
The Akhoond is dead.
George Thomas LaniganThe Akhoond of Swat. Written after seeing the item in the London papers, Jan. 22, 1878, The Akhoond of Swat is dead.
|Who, or why, or which, or what,|
Is the Akhond of Swat?
Edward LearThe Akhond of Swat.
| Ill news, madam,|
Are swallow-winged, but whats good
Walks on crutches.
MassingerPicture. Act II. 1.
|News, news, news, my gossiping friends,|
I have wonderful news to tell,
A lady by me her compliments sends;
And this is the news from Hell!
Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton)News.
|Hes gone, and who knows how he may report|
Thy words by adding fuel to the flame?
MiltonSamson Agonistes. L. 1,350.
|For evil news rides post, while good news baits.|
MiltonSamson Agonistes. L. 1,538.
| As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.|
Proverbs. XXV. 25.
|Ram thou thy fruitful tidings in mine ears,|
That long time have been barren.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 24.
| Prithee, friend,|
Pour out the pack of matter to mine ear,
The good and bad together.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 53.
|Though it be honest, it is never good|
To bring bad news; give to a gracious message
An host of tongues; but, let ill tidings tell
Themselves when they be felt.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 85.
|Here comes Monsieur le Beau|
With his mouth full of news,
Which he will put on us, as pigeons feed their young.
Then shall we be news-crammed.
As You Like It. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 96.
| If it be summer news,|
Smile to t before: if winterly, thou needst
But keep that countenance still.
Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 12.
|Theres villainous news abroad.|
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 365.
|Yet the first bringer of unwelcome news|
Hath but a losing office; and his tongue
Sounds ever after as a sullen bell,
Rememberd tolling a departed friend.
Henry IV. Pt. II. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 100.
|And tidings do I bring, and lucky joys,|
And golden times, and happy news of price
I prythee now, deliver them like a man of the world.
Henry IV. Pt. II. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 101.
|I drownd these news in tears.|
Henry VI. Pt. III. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 104.
| News fitting to the night,|
Black, fearful, comfortless and horrible.
King John. Act V. Sc. 6. L. 19.
|My heart hath one poor string to stay it by,|
Which holds but till thy news be uttered.
King John. Act V. Sc. 7. L. 55.
| Master, master! news, old news, and such news as you never heard of!|
Taming of the Shrew. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 30.
| How goes it now, sir? this news which is called true is so like an old tale, that the verity of it is in strong suspicion.|
Winters Tale. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 25.
|Ce nest pas un événement, cest une nouvelle.|
It is not an event, it is a piece of news.
Talleyrand. On hearing of Napoleons death.